Oregon to Ushuaia on an XR650L

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Ulyses, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Hey, I thought that ACY was talking about me! PD
  2. JDowns

    JDowns Sounds good, let's go!

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    I was just waiting for the rain to clear out in Costa Rica and Panama and for the calm seas after Christmas. I'm only a few countries behind you. I'm sure I'll run into you again in one of the Americas.

    You deserve a break. Kick back and take it easy. That was an intense bit of riding down to catch your scow, plus some unusually rough seas.

    See you down the road,
    Tio Juanito
  3. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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    And here I thought I was talking about me:rofl:clap:freaky:D:lol3

    And who started this ACY business. I'm not sure that I like it. I read it as Aceeeeee which sounds girly. I need to grow my beard out even more now.
  4. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Great adventure man!! I've got a DR in the garage just begging to stretch its legs...one day..:evil
  5. Ulyses

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    I think a DR 650 would be perfect for this trip! I've actually seen quite a few down here being ridden by locals and cops.
  6. Ulyses

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    No, you're all wrong, it's me! I live vicariously through myself.....isn't that a Dos Equis commercial?
  7. flatmo

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    Interesting plate :eek1. I'm Colombian and have never seen anything like it. I'm not sure that "arepa" is an arepa. The color and texture don't look right for that area of the country. It might be a variation of a "bollo" and those are made with ripe plantain.

    The white stuff is yuca. Hard to appreciate it if you did not grow up eating it.

    The pork is also interesting... It looks like some kind of weird chicharron :lol3
  8. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    Ahhhh....that explains it! It was yucca. I couldn't figure it out but thought it must be plantain.

    And I did ask for Chicarones.....they were pretty crappy though.
  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3:rofl :rofl :rofl
  10. Tgpatrsn

    Tgpatrsn Adventurer

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    This has been a great adventure to read. How has your Spot GPS been working? I have read a lot of good and bad things about them.
  11. flatmo

    flatmo Americano

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    Yeah, Colombia's "road food" is not like in Mexico. The food you will find next to the road is generally not very good at least there is a long line of truck in front.
  12. mathews42

    mathews42 Been here awhile

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    Thats cool you ran into Byron and Isabel! Great People for sure. And Byrons got a Kick ass beard going! Isabelas beard is pretty much the same.... Safe Travels!!!!
  13. DanielR

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!:clap
  14. aviatorbdm

    aviatorbdm Been here awhile

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    Still enjoying the RR... liked those photos of the old fort. I like the new map update(s) as well. Wait a minute, I thought Marines liked boat rides? :wink:
  15. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    You know, I did wonder about that myself. Aren't the Leathernecks our primary first line of defense, deployed from naval assets (OK, I know that times have changed)? A marine who gets violently seasick--we will have to write to the Commandant about this.

    But we can say this: Our hero in this thread is quite the stud, and he is only 1/2 way to the destination. I have a feeling that he will end up looking like a curly-bearded version of a bald ZZTop by the time this is concluded.
  16. Ulyses

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    Just made it to Medellin and the Shamrock! Thanks for the recomendation Crashmaster, this place rocks! I'm going to upload some pictures and get cracking on today's post.
  17. Mossy-Back

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    I think that's the secret as to why Marines are so effective...

    You coup them up in a boat for long enough, and they'll be so pissed when they finally go to shore that nobody there stands a chance! :freaky
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    I know, haha!
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    Hmmmm......well, it has a little green light that blinks a lot, so I guess it works....

    Really though, it works okay. The tracking feature works like a charm. The "I'm okay button" usually works, but you have to have a really clear view to the sky and anywhere from 2-10 minutes for that thing to get through.

    It's defenetly worth it though. Something is better than nothing. It let's me check in with my family and keeps them from panicking when they don't here from me. And it's a great way to track your progress. Just get a spotwalla account.

    Also, if I did it again, I would have brought the little wrist strap. I think it's defiently better to have it on your person than mounted on your bike. When Ed Zachtamundo got hit, I found him in the grass a good 50 feet from his bike (and his SPOT which was mounted on his handlebars). I don't think I would want to crawl that far back to my bike to hit the SOS with my femur sticking out of my leg....
  20. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Its a velcro kind of place. Hard to leave. :lol3